Housewarming Traditions From Around the Globe

October 15, 2019 | By Mary Hayes

Housewarming Traditions From Around the Globe The saying goes that all real estate is local, but that does not mean that all homebuyers are local. According to the National Association of Realtors® 2019 Profile of International Transactions in U.S. Residential Real Estate, global buyers spent an estimated $77.9 billion on housing in 2018. “We live in an international marketplace, and U.S real estate is extremely attractive to foreign buyers,” said Ron Molcho, broker and owner of American Homes Group. “International buyers recognize the country’s attractive prices, economic stability and well-defined property rights as an amazing opportunity for inv... ...

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What Real Estate Agents Do for Home Buyers

September 18, 2019 | By Mary Hayes

What Real Estate Agents Do for Home Buyers What is the role of a real estate agent during a home buying transaction? If you ask a hundred different agents this question, you will likely get just as many different answers. In truth, the primary role of a real estate agent when working with buyers is a simple one. Your agent's primary obligation is to help you find a home that meets your needs, and to help facilitate the purchase. In exchange for this service, the real estate agent is paid a commission. The Duties Performed The roles and duties performed may also vary depending on the agent. Some consider themselves selling agents, concentrati... ...

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Where Do I Begin When Buying a Home?

June 19, 2019 | By Mary Hayes

Where Do I Begin When Buying a Home? Beginning a home search can be a disconcerting task, especially for first-time buyers. Perhaps the biggest question is how and where to begin the process. Some people begin by looking at real estate listing websites, while others call real estate agents right off the bat. The process varies. So, what is the best way to begin your quest for a new home? In truth, any way you begin the process is a good way, because the most important thing is to get started. You will learn a lot as you go along, so the idea at this stage is just to get moving. Here are some things to keep in mind at this early stage: Do the Proper Research ... ...

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10 Things to Do Before Buying a Home

February 21, 2019 | By Mary Hayes

10 Things to Do Before Buying a Home Buying a home is often the largest financial transaction a person makes in his or her life. So it's critical that you make the right preparations and do the proper research. Regardless of unique situations and special circumstances, there are ten things you should do before buying a home. 1. Study the home buying process. This will allow you to make better decisions and act confidently. Home buying lingo is a big part of this, so be sure to read through a few home-buying and mortgage glossaries before you get into the thick of things. No time to read? This is why you'll work with a licensed real estate salesperson, who will act a... ...

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10 Things Every Home Buyer Should Know About Credit Scores

January 15, 2019 | By Mary Hayes

10 Things Every Home Buyer Should Know About Credit Scores If you are using a mortgage loan to help cover the cost of a home purchase (as most buyers do), you need to understand how credit scores work. Your lender will review your credit when you apply for a loan. This three-digit number can help or hurt your chances of getting approved, and it also affects the interest rate you receive. So it's doubly important. Here are ten things every first-time buyer should know about credit scores, mortgage loans, and the relationship between them. 1. Your credit score does not come out of thin air. It is based on your financial behavior. Good financial behavior...

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Rosebank Office Celebrates First Year on Bay Street

December 15, 2018 | By Mary Hayes

American Homes Group celebrates the one year anniversary of their branch office located in Rosebank, Staten Island. On December 16, 2017 American Homes Group opened their doors on Bay Street and welcomed the community to help join in their celebrations. The branch office was a necessity in growing the Real Estate Sales team in a booming borough. Ron Molcho, Broker and Owner, expanded his business in addition to his office on Forest Avenue, in West Brighton. Under the wing of NYS Real Estate Associate Broker, ‘Calvin’ Tsun Ming Lau, the team has grown tremendously this past year. And with the leadership of NYS Real Estate Associate Broker Richard Dun the team ...

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367 Bedford Avenue - For Sale

December 6, 2018 | By 'Calvin' Tsun Ming Lau

This house is a newly updated Single Family Colonial located in highly desirable location, Midland Beach! Hardwood floors on 1st and 2nd floors, crown molding, custom kitchen cabinets with granite countertop and stainless steel appliances. Finished basement with 3/4 bath, laundry room, guest room and separate entrance to the yard. 3 spacious bedrooms on the second floor with a huge 4 piece bath with a jacuzzi! Fully paved and fenced backyard with above ground swimming pool perfect for entertaining. Built-in garage with 2 additional parking spots, minutes away from Hylan Blvd with all local and express buses! This property is listed by NYS Associate Re... ...

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Shining Light - Calvin Lau

November 1, 2018 | By Ron Molcho

The great thing about working with our brokerage is when you work with one agent, you get the whole realtor family. Our realtor family is packed with top producers, marketing specialists, techies, and old school veterans of the industry. One team member we like to shine some light on is NYS Associate Real Estate Broker 'Calvin' Tsun Ming Lau, member of American Homes Group since 2015. Calvin has closed on 140 + listings in the last 3 years. What an incredible, hard-working Realtor we have on our hands!

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Staten Island Home of the Week: Sweeping views of the hills, $2.2M

July 29, 2018 | By Ron Molcho

Staten Island Home of the Week: Sweeping views of the hills, $2.2M STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- This six-bedroom, six-bathroom, single-family home features a granite foyer and a banquet-sized formal dining room with seating for 12-plus guests, as listed on "Nestled in the Todt Hill section of Staten Island" at 120 Milden Avenue, the home is priced at $2,199,999. The listing on Staten Island Multiple Listing Service at reports that the 7,200-square-foot residence, built in 2000, "boasts sweeping views of the hills." The over-sized living room has a gas fireplace and a wet bar and the custom kitchen is fully equip... ...

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